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  • Short Summary

    American explorers fly to Arctic wastes of Alaska.

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    Alaska, United States of America, U.S.A.

    Aerial shot of the Endicott Range; a bleak stretch of unchartered wilderness.

    Intertitle: "Before landing, Wilkins flies over Arctic ice, 140 miles from Alaskan shore, observing 6,000 square miles, but he see no evidence of land".

    Aerial shot of frozen sea stretching for miles.

    Intertitle: "Meanwhile, the Eskimos for miles around flock to Pt. Barrow to welcome the fliers".

    Various M/Ss of a pack of Huskies pulling a sledge over ice and snow, one man rides on the sledge, another walking in front.

    Intertitle: "Greeting the explorers after their 840-mile flight".

    Intertitle: "Capt. Wilkins, leader of Detroit Arctic Expedition, takes off from Fairbanks with supplies for base at Pt. arrow in preparation for his polar trip".

    M/S of the pilots shaking hands with several men before climbing into the aeroplane.

    Intertitle: "Desolate Point Barrow - the base of Capt. Wilkins for his dash into the polar regions".

    M/S of the stationary aeroplane parked in the snow, a man (of Eskimo origin?) walks towards the plane.

    Note: not edited in chronological order. Please see also FROM THE FARTHEST NORTH (version 1 of 2).

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:40:00 / 01:37:40:00
    G 1292

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